If hitting walk-off homers were everything, the A’s would be awesome
Yonder Alonso hit a 12th-inning walk-off homer off the Twins’ Tyler Duffey. It was the Athletics’ seventh walk-off home run this season, the most in the majors (the Blue Jays stand second with five, including one on Sunday). That total of seven walk=off homers is the highest prior to the beginning of August by any team in major-league history! Sunday’s walk-off blast came on the heels of Rajai Davis’s walk-off home run Saturday night. It was the second time this season that the A’s have hit walk-off home runs in back-to-back games: they did it on May 7 (Ryon Healy against the Tigers) and May 8 (Jed Lowrie against the Angels). The A’s are the first team in major-league history to have two separate instances of back-to-back games with walk-off home runs in the same season.
Alonso’s blow was the third walk-off homer in the majors on Sunday, the most on one day since there were three on June 7 of last year.